Teodorico Nicolau



Hi! I am Teodorico Nicolau , and I am actively seeking entry-level positions to kick-start my career in the field. With a solid foundation in technical principles and a passion for problem-solving, I am eager to apply my knowledge and learn from experienced professionals in a dynamic work environment. I am excited to contribute my skills to innovative projects and grow as an engineer.

Mechanical Engineer

Below is a brief introduction which provides information regarding my background, qualifications, and experience.

  • Website: Teoeportfolio.com
  • City: Northridge, CA
  • Age: 26
  • Degree: Masters, Motorsports Engineering
  • Email: Teodorico.nicolau@gmail.com

“To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one’s ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.” – Bruce McLaren

Technical Skills

As a mechanical engineer, I possess a wide range of technical skills that have been developed through my education and professional experience. These skills enable me to contribute to the development of innovative solutions to complex problems and support the successful execution of projects in a variety of mechanical engineering fields.

  • SolidWorks (CAD)
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Visual Basic for Applications
  • Altair HyperMesh
  • Fusion 360
  • Basic Machining
  • Siemens STAR-CCM


Below is my resume which highlights my experience, education, and skills as a mechanical engineer.

My Resume


Teodorico Nicolau

Dedicated and passionate problem solver with over 4 years of experience in CAD. Able to approach complex problems with a methodical and innovative mindset which has led to successful outcomes in various engineering projects.

  • Northridge, CA
  • Teodorico.nicolau@gmail.com


Masters of Science, Motorsports Engineering

2023 - 2024

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering

2018 - 2023

California State University, Northridge, CA

University of Hull

2019 - 2020

Hull, England

Study abroad coursework in Mechanical Engineering and design.

Professional Experience

Suspension Team Lead

2023 - 2024

Oxford Brookes Racing, UK

  • Initiated the optimization of the existing suspension design for seamless integration into 2024 vehicle (OBR24)
  • Implemented a mounting design for sensor device(s) installation, ensuring validation of the steering and suspension system of the previous year’s vehicle (OBR23).
  • Led and managed a 20-person team to design and analyze a suspension system for the 2025 Formula Student team (OBR25).

Suspension Team Lead

2022 - 2023

Matador Motorsports, Northridge, CA

  • Simulated various suspension systems through OptimumLap, Optimum Kinematics, and Siemens Amesim to produce a competition worthy Formula style internal combustion vehicle
  • Designed decoupled damper/spring assembly to isolate tuning for roll and heave suspension motions.

Mechanical Technician

2015 - 2018

United States Air Force, Anchorage, AK

  • Performed scheduled/unscheduled and major maintenance on a snow removal fleet of 950 flight line tractors and general-purpose vehicles valued at $170 million
  • Diagnosed major malfunctions by the use of visual and auditory examination or through the use of specialized equipment.
  • Performed maintenance on 24 Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) vehicles and structural fire engine/trucks valued at $10.23 million.
  • Spearheaded a three-man team to perform scheduled maintenance to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) safety standards.

Leadership & Activities


2016 - 2018

United States Air Force, Anchorage, AK

  • Supervised/trained oncoming Airmen on mechanical skills and demonstrated repair procedures on heavy equipment fleets.

Suspension Volunteer/Intern

2021 - 2022

CSUN Formula SAE Team, Northridge, CA

  • Assisted senior members of the Formula SAE suspension team. (CAD, MATLAB, manufacturing, etc.)
  • Designed and fabricated fixtures and parts for both the suspension and Aero sub-teams.

Undergraduate Research Member

2022 - 2023

Bioinspired Mechanics, Northridge, CA

  • Created math models and experimental setup in Bioinspired Fibrillar Dry Adhesives.
  • Drafted and manufactured tensile testing platform for an array of Bioinspired fibril adhesives.


Presented here is a comprehensive gallery of projects that I have worked on throughout my career. This collection showcases my diverse skillset and expertise, and highlights my commitment to delivering high-quality work within budget and on time.


If you would like to get in touch with me, please feel free to reach out via the form below or through my LinkedIn profile. I am always open to discussing new opportunities or collaborations and am happy to provide further information about my qualifications and experience upon request. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Northridge, CA

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